Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 August 2018:
EnergyNet will be hosting the third Regional Energy Co-operation Summit (RECS) West, in Ghana from 26-28 September 2018. The summit will explore business opportunities in the West African Power Pool (WAPP) regional electricity market and the impact that anchor energy projects will have on regional energy development.
RECS: WEST (www.RECS-West.com) is held with the official endorsement and participation of Honourable Boakye Agyarko, Minister for Energy of the Republic of Ghana.
In alignment with the opportunities in the energy market in West Africa, the programme will follow Hon. Agyarko’s portfolio: power, petroleum and financing infrastructures.
A strong emphasis will be given to the Government’s plans to consolidate the gas sector and improve efficiency in the state energy utilities, particularly the ECG Private Sector Participation (ECG PSP) process.
The launch of the regional electricity market will impact West Africa’s regional economy and create new business opportunities. Mr. Ki, Secretary General of West African Power Pool (WAPP) and Prof. Bogler, Chairman of ECOWAS Regional Regulatory Authority (ERERA) will present the first phase of the implementation and their priorities.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Honourable Boakye Agyarko, Minister for Energy, Republic of Ghana
- Honourable Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister for Petroleum, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
- Honourable William Aidoo, Deputy Minister for Power, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
- Honourable Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development, Morocco
- William Amuna, Policy Advisor to the Hon. Minister, Ministry of Energy, Ghana
- Alfred K. Ofosu Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary, Energy Commission of Ghana
- Fred Oware, Chief Executive Officer, BUI Power Authority
- Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Chief Executive Officer, Volta River Authority (VRA), Ghana
- Cüneyt Uygun, Chief Executive Officer, AKSA Power
- Charles Darku, Former Managing Director, Tullow Oil
- Matthias Adler, Head of Division, Infrastructure and Financial Sector, West Africa, KFW
Official endorsing partners of the Summit include WAPP and Anare alongside Summit Sponsor ASKA Power, Strategic Partners Fieldstone Africa, ENGIE, METKA and Wartsila and Associate Sponsor Power Africa.